BEST smoked cheese
Appletree Smoked Cheddar Cows Creamery, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Charlottetown’s Cow’s Creamery might be more famous for its ice cream, but its smoked cheddar continually tops the charts. Smoked over apple wood for 8 hours, the cheese has a rich smoky flavour that expertly mingles with the salty aged cheddar base.
Mill Street Cobblestone Stout
The creamy texture of this nitro stout (LCBO 312850, 440 mL, $3.25) melds with the cheddar’s luscious texture. Sipped alongside the smoked cheese, the chocolatey, roasty stout takes on a smoky bacon note that’s like barbecue in your mouth.